Medical Health Information
ADMINISTERING PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE
Prescription and over-the-counter medicines can be administered by school personnel only upon receipt of written permission from the physician or dentist and the parent. A completed
permission form must be submitted to the principal’s office before medication can be administered at school. If there are any changes in the original order, including dosage amounts or administration time, a revised statement signed by the physician or dentist and parent must be submitted. It is strongly recommended that medication be brought to the school office by the parent/guardian or other adult designated by the parent/guardian. Medication must be in the original container in which it was dispensed by the pharmacist, physician or dentist.
Students are prohibited from possessing either prescription or over-the-counter medicines while in school or while participating in school sponsored events or activities. The exception would be in cases where a physician completes the required documentation stating that it is medically indicated that the student carries an inhaler with them. In such cases, the inhaler must be kept on the student’s person at all times. It may not be a desk, locker, backpack, gym bag, purse, etc.
MEDICAL RECORDS AND TESTS
Upon initial entry to school, the parent/guardian must provide written documentation showing that the student is fully immunized or is in the process of being immunized according to current regulations set by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health. Documentation includes the day, month and year of each required immunization.
Upon initial entrance into preschool or kindergarten, documentation of a physical examination, a health history, and an oral assessment must be submitted. This documentation is to be provided on forms supplied by St. Mary School. A returning physical form is required after the first year of attendance for all students in preschool and kindergarten.
Vision and hearing screenings will be completed for all students in kindergarten and grades 1, 3 and 5, and for all new students. Screenings will also be completed for other students at the request of the parent/guardian or teacher. Students in the upper grades will receive an annual screening for scoliosis.
An annual physical examination is required prior to participation in any organized sport sponsored by the St. Mary Booster Organization (grades 3 – 6) or St. Mary School (grades 7 & 8). The form, which is completed by the parent/guardian and the physician, must be on file in the school office before a student can attend his or her first practice session.
In case of an accident involving a student at the school or on school property, the parent or guardian will be informed immediately. Parents/guardians are required to complete the emergency notification card and submit this information to the homeroom teacher by the end of the first full week of classes.
Family accident insurance is recommended for all students. Many families are covered under homeowners or medical health plans. To clarify if and to what extent your child is covered, consult your personal insurance agent.